Boeing and its rival, EADS, spent millions to lobby Congress to help them land a $35 billion deal to replace aerial refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.
Over the past two years, Boeing spent more than $34 million to influence government officials, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks lobbying money spent in U.S. politics, MarketWatch said. That’s compared to less than $20 million in the two years before.
EADS and its former partner, Northrop Grumman, spent more than $43 million in 2008 and 2009, MarketWatch said. For the entire story, click here.